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Jordan Nobbs wants England to dazzle fans ahead of Euro 2017

Sunday 09 Apr 2017
Jordan Nobbs was player of the match against Italy

Vice-captain Jordan Nobbs wants England to put on a show against Austria to leave the fans excited for Euro 2017.

The Lionesses entertain Dominik Thalhammer’s side at MK Dons on Monday night in their final home match before the summer showpiece in Netherlands.

Nobbs set up Jodie Taylor for England’s goal in Friday night’s 1-1 draw with Italy at Port Vale – the only opportunity her side converted in a match they dominated.

England v Austria
  • A Women's International
  • 7.45pm, Monday 10 April 2017
  • Stadium MK, MK Dons FC
  • Tickets priced £7.50 adults, £3.50 children
And she has urged her team-mates to take their chances in Milton Keynes.

She said: “It has been one or the other with us. We’ve either scored loads of goals without maybe playing that well, or played really well but without getting the goals or result we deserve.

“Now it’s about putting that all together. Hopefully the frustrations from the Italy game can drive us on against Austria.

“We need a win and a good performance tomorrow, both for the crowd and ourselves.

“We want to put on a show. We’d like to get a few goals that our play deserves and we’d like to give the fans something to cheer about.

“With this being our last home game before the Euros we want to show the fans that we can score plenty of goals.”

Nobbs scored England’s opening goal at the SheBelieves Cup last month, against France, and helped Mark Sampson’s side defeat World Cup holders USA in New Jersey a week later.

She expressed frustration at not being able to put Italy to the sword, as Valentina Cernoia equalised Taylor’s second-half lob – but believes the Lionesses are in good shape with the Euros just three months away.

She said: “We have come a very long way in the last couple of years and we’ve got a lot of belief now. We’re all in a good place.

“Every game is a new challenge. Against Italy we created chances but couldn’t score them, even though they made it hard to break them down. Austria could do the same so we need to learn our lessons from Italy, and quick.

“We need to adapt in matches and the more challenges we have between now and the Euros the better.”

Nobbs added: “Overall, we’re still in a good place. We’re creating chances, we just need to apply the finishing touches.”

Tickets are priced £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for children. A family ticket (two adults and two children) is available at £15.

Tickets can be bought via www.TheFA.com/Tickets.

Tickets are also available by calling 0333 200 5343 and in person at the club’s box office.

England’s open their Euro 2017 campaign against Scotland in Utrecht on 19 July, before facing Spain in Breda on 23 July and Portugal in Tilburg on 27 July.

By Glenn Lavery